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Strategies for 2020

by Salesh Chand 26 May 20

As we begin to emerge from lockdown into an environment that is markedly changed due to the effects of Covid-19, I’ve been thinking about what business owners and property investors can do to get through the challenging times that are no doubt ahead of us. Get..

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As many investors will already know, banks have been steadily tightening their lending criteria, making it more challenging to borrow. And soon, when the new capital requirement rules for banks come into effect next year, this is only going to get harder.  Capital requirements for..

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Investing in Auckland

by Salesh Chand 09 Oct 19

While some people are still concerned about the property market and are cautious about investing, it is my opinion that now is a great time to invest in Auckland. Why do I say that? For a number of reasons, which I outline below.  1. Low..

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With a cooler Auckland property market, what should buyers and sellers be doing to maximise their chances of success? Sellers obviously want to get the highest price possible, while buyers (especially investors who are focused on the numbers) want the opposite. Funnily enough, auctions can..

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Money supply for property investment

by Salesh Chand 26 Feb 17

The money supply for property investing is getting tighter. It is becoming harder to obtain finance because policy is changing in an effort to protect New Zealand’s banking system. So now is a good time to think about where your money supply comes from and..

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For our property investors the issue of claiming repairs and maintenance as a deductible expense is of major importance because this type of activity is generally the largest cost after interest expenditure when owning a rental property.   Capital improvements are of no immediate or..

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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BUY PROPERTIES?

by Salesh Chand 04 Nov 13

From my personal experience over the years, I have learnt that the best time to buy properties is towards the end of November, December and January.    Towards the end of November most vendors are looking at offloading their stock to avoid holding costs, as..

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The answer to this question is, "It depends on the scenario".   If you are planning to buy a rental property that is cash flow negative, you need to look at the future capital growth potential and the land size of the property i.e. is this..

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HOW DO YOU FIND GOOD PROPERTY DEALS?

by Salesh Chand 15 Apr 13

It's human nature to want a good deal, and that applies to buying property as much as anything else. Finding good property deals can have a significant influence on your wealth creation, whether you're buying your own home or an investment. There are several strategies..

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